Tom Barrack, the Chair of Donald Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee, told Erin Burnett of CNN that Trump hadn't asked Kanye West to perform at his upcoming inauguration.

That's odd, considering that the two men had a highly publicized meeting last month, and according to Barrack, Kanye is a "friend," to Trump. He'd also be the biggest celebrity performing, by leaps and bounds. When asked why not, Barrack said,

He considers himself a friend of the President-elect, but it's not the venue. The venue we have for entertainment is filled out, it's perfect, it's going to be typically and traditionally American, and Kanye is a great guy but we just haven't asked him to perform. We move on with our agenda.


Oh, well, that definitely doesn't sound racist.

Apparently the Trump team doesn't think hip hop is "typically and traditionally American." There are a lot of people who would disagree with that assessment, but then again, there are a lot of people who don't want Donald Trump as their president.